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heads report on Ofsted inspectors through School View website

28 May 2012

The National Association of Head Teachers (NAHT) has set up a new “School View” website which allows head teachers to report back on their experiences with Ofsted inspectors. A survey by the NAHT suggested that 90% of heads “do not like the tone” of recent Ofsted announcements. There has also been a recent survey by the TES magazine which led to anecdotal evidence of inconsistent comments made by inspectors during inspections. Ofsted welcomes this scheme which, will ensure that “the process works well for schools and Ofsted”.

It is important that there is a clear process of accountability of inspectors to ensure that all schools are getting a fair and consistent approach. It is likely that many heads will welcome having the ability to report back and based on recent evidence it is clear that there is a potential for complaints about Ofsted to increase dramatically as a result.

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